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First grade winners at the Ozark County Spelling Bee held at Gainesville Elementary Tuesday, Nov. 28, were, from left, first place, Carter Wallace, Lutie; second place, Taylor Frazier, Gainesville; third place Lola Wade, Gainesville; and fourth place, Allison Lubonne, Dora.

This segment of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s recently released audit of the 2015-2016 financial data that schools reported to the state shows salary information for administrators and teachers at Ozark County Schools. Galloway’s report accompanying the stateway listings noted that, over a two-year period, Missouri school superintendent salaries have increased by 31 percent while teacher salaries increased by only 22 percent.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Monday released an audit of the 2015-2016 financial data reported by K-12 schools to the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The audit specifically reviewed administration costs, which include the expenses of the principals’...

This “keyhole” photo of Dora students sharing the drug-free message “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free” was one of 10 winning school entries nationwide in the 2017 National Red Ribbon photo contest. Dora teachers Sherry Ross and Bev Davison led efforts that won $2,000 in prize money for the school. Dora students pictured are Lindsay Tabor, front. Middle row, from left: Mason Rice, Daniel Craig, Kelby Massey. Top: Kenny Coughlin, Skyler Ledbetter, Cameron Ward. Other student participants, not pictured, were Keeli Land, Andrew Turnbull and Sydnie Williams.
Dora R-III School had two big winners in the recent 2017 National Red Ribbon photo contest. Teacher Sherry Ross led students, faculty and staff in decorating the campus with this year’s theme, “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free.” At the same time, teacher Bev Davison and her family honored the...
The ninth-ranked Dora Falcons traveled to Van Buren Saturday, Nov. 25, to play seventh-ranked Risco in the Current River Shootout.  “Risco was coming off a 25-2 season last year and brought back their top four players,” said Dora coach Rick Luna. “We knew it would be a good test for us starting the...

Dora High School 2016 graduate Shane Olmsted, right, accepted his American FFA Degree recently at the National FFA Convention in Washington, D.C.
Shane Olmsted, a 2016 graduate of Dora High School, was recently awarded the American FFA Degree at the 90th annual FFA Convention in Washington, D.C. The degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their...

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Dora cross country runner Isaac Haney took fifth place at the Class 1 District 3 meet held at Willow Springs on Oct. 28, which qualified him to compete at the Class 1 state meet set for Saturday, Nov. 4, in Jefferson City.
Dora School will host a donkey basketball fundraiser game at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the school gym. The event has local students and school faculty staff members, as well as a school board member and community residents, riding donkeys and playing basketball, usually provoking lots of laughter....
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Dora High School in Dora. Area residents are asked to participate in this effort that helps supply CBCO, the sole local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri,...

Members of the Class 1, District 2 championship softball team are, from left, (front) Kryslyn Colvin and Desiree Downen; (second row) Keeli Land, Taylor Trail, Hailey Jones; (back row) coach Dylan Fox, Vanessa Woolbright, Sarah Fehr, Riley Collins, Mary Fehr, Briley McKemie, Abby Kelley, Makinna Loftis, Shayla Rowan, Haley Thompson and coach Paxton Smith. Photo by Shana Hambelton.
The Dora Lady Falcons fought back from an early deficit to defeat Crocker 9-8 in the  Class 1, District 2 championship game Saturday, Oct. 7, in Crocker. After giving up a homerun in the first inning, the Lady Falcons responded with two runs, but Crocker was able to do most of their scoring in the...
The Dora R-III School Board is accepting applications to fill a seat on the board that became vacant when board member Kurt Lowe moved out of the district. The application form is available at the school or may be downloaded from the school’s website, Dora.org. The board position expires April 2018...

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